Overview

Hockey is one of the fastest and most exciting team sports in the world, but the speed and hard-hitting contact so important to the game can lead to several different types of injuries. Many young hockey players have a false sense of security, believing wrongly that the protective equipment will keep them safe. Discover the game’s common injuries and read expert advice on avoiding them. Here, you will also find out how to treat injuries, when to consult a medical professional, and how to come back from injury as ...
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Hockey

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Overview

Hockey is one of the fastest and most exciting team sports in the world, but the speed and hard-hitting contact so important to the game can lead to several different types of injuries. Many young hockey players have a false sense of security, believing wrongly that the protective equipment will keep them safe. Discover the game’s common injuries and read expert advice on avoiding them. Here, you will also find out how to treat injuries, when to consult a medical professional, and how to come back from injury as quickly as possible and stronger than ever. Read about: • The rules of the game. • Types of protective equipment. • Exercises and conditioning that help prevent injuries. • The importance of good nutrition. • The dangers of performance-enhancing drugs.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - David Adams
The first hockey puck was wooden, and the first rubber puck was square. These fun facts are provided in the history chapter of Hockey. The book goes on to provide tips and tools for students and others interested in conditioning, injuries, equipment, levels of play, mental and physical preparation, nutrition, and performance enhancing drugs. The author is a former competitive figure skater. She does an acceptable job of presenting an overview of the game, but it just might be too broad to be very useful for some audiences. A reader interested in hockey's basic rules or history might not be very interested in injuries, and vice versa. There are also no diagrams for the suggested exercises. The lackluster information on nutrition is standard fare. There is some good information in this book, such as how to test fit a pair of skates and statistics on the how and why of hockey injuries; however selectors will want to consider if they prefer this book's broad coverage of several subjects, or separate and specific coverage in other sources. This book is part of the series "Getting the Edge: Conditioning, Injuries, and Legal & Illicit Drugs." Includes bibliography, suggested reading, and index. Reviewer: David Adams
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781422296592
  • Publisher: Mason Crest
  • Publication date: 11/17/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 96
  • File size: 8 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

1 Overview of Hockey 9

2 Mental Preparation, Equipment, and Safety 31

3 Physical Preparation 47

4 Common Injuries, Treatment, and Recovery 57

5 Nutrition and Supplements 71

6 The Dangers of Performance-Enhancing Drugs 83

Further Reading 90

Find Out More on the Internet 91

Bibliography 92

Index 94

Picture Credits 95

About the Author and the Consultants 96

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